This is a six-year old stroller by Graco.
The push handle is fixed (and adjusted for height) through a plastic knuckle joint to the frame of the stroller.
The plastic adjustable joint has broken on both sides of the handle.
Can I obtain a replacement pair of joints?
I have had it welded - but the welding did not hold.
Can the plastic be glued - maybe using a plastic model cement?
I'd really appreciate your suggestions.
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Re: Graco Metrosport stroller Model No 611198E
I'm sorry to have to tell you this, but Graco has refused a request to sell parts for that model of stroller. They didn't come straight out and say it, but the suggestion was that I should "buy a new model" of stroller.
I was also unable to find any aftermarket company that sells replacement parts for that stroller. In fact, it appears that no aftermarket companies claim to sell parts for Graco products, so I'm guessing that they're worried about being sued.
A suggestion for a workable solution to replace these joints would be to drill through these tubes and put a bolt through the holes and hold it in place with a wingnut. This would allow you to fasten it securely, yet be able to collapse the handle when you need to.
However, to answer your question, yes this could be glued. Go to Home Depot and look in the paint department for the "adhesives" section. You're looking for a two-part epoxy that's made especially for plastics. Asking an employee for "plastic epoxy" might help if you don't find it.
You mix the two parts of the epoxy glue together, apply this to both pieces and stick them together. I prefer the type that sets up in 5 minutes, since you then don't have to parts together for a long time before they are stuck firm.
I believe the product is fully cured in 24 hours, but follow all package directions. this 2-part epoxy is probably the strongest type of adhesive you could use for this repair.
Hope this helps, though I'm sorry for the bad news with graco. :\
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Hi - The wire from inside the Quinny Buzz handlebar isn't available as a seperate spare part item. To replace it, the entire handlebar is required, which comes complete with the inner workings. How old is your Buzz? If it is under 2 years old, please contact your retailer with your proof of purchase to make a claim under the terms and conditions of the warranty. If it is over 2 years old or you do not have proof of purchase please contact the customer service department for your country - for the UK this is 01284 413 141 Mon-Fri 8.30-4.30
The only thing I can think of is if it is bent, to try straightening the bend. Be very careful as the frame is hollow and too much pressure will cause it to collapse. Do not try to use a hammer as this will collapse the frame. If you do not have the strength to bend the frame, ask someone you know to help you.
Recline the stroller seat. There are probably little plastic handles on each side of the stroller seat that you push in while you stand behind the stroller, to recline that seat. Then, you put the carrier into the stroller, facing the back of the stroller. The little notches in the bottom of the carseat fit right onto the edge of the stroller tray. You can test that you've done it right by pulling upward on the carseat. It should not come up and out of the stroller unless you pull the red handle on the back of the carseat as you life the handle of the carrier. I hope this helps!
Take the carrier off by raising the handle and then lifting the handle with one hand as you pull the red handle on the back of the carrier with the other hand. Set the carrier aside and stand behind the stroller. There should be 2 matching plastic 'things' on either side of the stroller, just under the rubber handle. Put your thumbs on the rubber handle and your first 2 fingers on those plastic pieces. Pull those plastic pieces up with your 2 fingers and the stroller will collapse. I hope this helps!
Yes. You will need to make sure you have one of the two tray tables that attach to the seats. Without this, you cannot use the Graco infant seat.
If you have the tray table, ensure it is attached firmly and properly to the stroller frame. Attach the Graco infant carseat facing the rear until you hear that it snaps in. This process is similar to snapping the carseat into the base that is in your car.
OK, I finally figured out how to fold & unfold this ******!
To fold: Stand behind your stroller. Go to the joint in the middle of the push handle. You have to simultaneously push up on the button underneath the joint and pull back on the little trigger at the front of the joint. I've found that this will require both hands. Doing this will unlatch the joint, and you now need to push it forward to fold the handle into a "V" shape. Now look down to the crossbars just above the rear wheels, and you'll see a handle (kind of like on a sutcase) above a sort-of triangular-shaped piece of plastic. Lifting up on either of these will collapse the frame the rest of the way. Push the rear wheels as far forward (toward the front wheels) as you can, and it will latch shut. If you swivel the front wheels around to the rear, the stroller will stand on its own
To unfold: From above and behind your folded stroller, with it standing on its front wheels (as described above), place both of your hands on the side/corner joints of the rear push bar. From the top, run both of your thumbs down the back side of both rails. Your thumbs should hit a 'bump', then a slightly smaller 'bump' immediately underneath the first. That second 'bump' on each side is the latch that keeps your stroller folded. Squeeze both the latches on each side with your thumbs, and you should hear them unlatch. Now the frame is free, and you have to push down on the suitcase handle in the middle while lifting up on the center joint of the push bar. Pull back on the push bar until it latches, and then keep pushing down on the suitcase handle until the whole thing latches.